Postdoctoral "Hormel Fellow"
Postdoctoral "Hormel Fellow"
This position is in the laboratory of DNA repair and Genome stability investigating fundamental processes of mutagenesis and carcinogenesis. The position seeks a dedicated, innovation-driven individual interested in multi-disciplinary approaches and collaborative research addressing mechanisms of DNA damage and repair in cancer development and treatment. The focus is on epigenetic, chromatin-based regulation of DNA repair pathways and development of new methodologies enabling genome-wide profiling of mutagenic and carcinogenic DNA adducts. The position provides access to state-of-the art, modern research laboratory equipment, offers unique opportunity of getting involved in multiple, collaborative research projects, as well as establishing independent lines of investigation.
PhD in Biomedical Sciences or related field, or MD with minimum 2 years postdoctoral laboratory experience.
Strong background in molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry. Experience in cancer cell biology, biological computation/informatics, gene expression, epigenetics, drug development, functional genomics, molecular carcinogenesis, chemoprevention, cancer therapeutics or other areas of cancer research is preferred. Prior experience using yeast cells and/or mammalian cell culture and standard molecular biology techniques is preferred. A background in chromatin biology, genome stability maintenance, DNA repair, next generation DNA sequencing and bioinformatics is preferred, but not required.
Strong organizational, written, and verbal communication skills in English. Ability to work independently with minimal oversight from PI. Ability to effectively manage research projects. Strategic planning, prioritization and goal setting are required. Enthusiasm, self-motivation, and ability to excel in highly competitive and rapidly evolving cancer research environment. Demonstrated scientific productivity, and strong publication record. Ability and interests in preparing and submitting competitive fellowship applications.
The position entails working on multiple projects at any given time. Participate in the design, implementation, and evaluation of research studies. Collect data and develop data collection procedures; train and supervise data collection personnel. Design, organize, and implement project database; analyze data. Collaborate on reports and publication of findings.
The Hormel Institute, a biomedical research center of the University of Minnesota, was established in 1942 and has an excellent reputation and long history for producing world-class medical research. The Institute’s research success has resulted in a second major expansion of its research facilities and includes an additional new state-of-the-art laboratory building that opened in January 2016. The Hormel Institute has targeted its cutting-edge research on better ways to prevent, detect, and treat cancer. The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota is part of the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center, and collaborative research partners with global leaders such as Mayo Clinic, MD Anderson, Columbia University and many more worldwide. The Hormel Institute offers its research scientists complete access to state-of-the- art cutting edge equipment that includes a cryo-electron microscope (Titan Krios and Tecnai G2 Spirit Biotwin); FACS cell sorter; confocal microscopy; flow cytometry; protein crystallography robotics and defraction system; nano-HPLC-AB SCIEX triple TOF 5600 mass spectrometry; Leica tissue processor, embedder and microtome; real-time PCR instrumentation; 5 racks of Linux GPU supercomputers for computational biology and bioinformatics; spectrophotometers; and Western blot imagers.
Applications: Interested candidates should send their CV, names and contact details of 2-3 referees, and a cover letter.
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